Bands/Musicians The Greatest Horn Players of All Time  

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List Rules The greatest horn players of all time. Vote up the best musicians who play the horn.

The horn is a member of the brass family and is an extremely popular instrument, whether the genre is blues, jazz, classical. or new world The horn is played through a mouthpiece, and if the musician doesn’t play it with extreme accuracy the sound that is produced can sound muffled or come out just plain... not good. Who are the greatest horn players of all time?
 
Known for having a rather loud sound the horn can carry any song quite well! Since it’s an instrument that requires years of practice, the talented musicians on this list have earned their spot through years of practice. This list features many different styles of music as well as musicians from many different backgrounds at various time periods in history, both living and dead.
 
This list features the all time greatest horn players, ranked by music lovers as the best including musicians such as, Anthony Halstead, David Ohanian, and Eugene Rittich. Vote up the best horn players below and see where the musicians you think are great rank.
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113 44
Dennis Brain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
davide-bardelli added Classical music, 20th-century classical music

2
75 24
Radovan Vlatkovic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

3
67 41
Hermann Baumann is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary; jazz; blues

4
74 58
Dale Clevenger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical music

5
46 34
Radek Baborák is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Mario Gordon added Radek Baborák

6
39 32
Alan Civil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

7
65 62
Barry Tuckwell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary; jazz; blues

8
55 52
Stefan Dohr is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

9
32 35
William VerMeulen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical

10
44 51
Philip Farkas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

11
24 28
Joseph Leutgeb is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Joseph Leutgeb Classical

12
25 32
Franz Strauss is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

13
18 24
Giovanni Punto is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical

14
18 26
Peter Damm is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

15
13 19
Gunther Schuller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

16
17 25
Frank Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical

17
14 21
Anthony Halstead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

18
14 21
Frøydis Ree Wekre is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary; ballet; jazz; blues

19
16 24
John Cerminaro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

20
10 16
Ifor James is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

21
12 19
James Sommerville is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

22
20 31
Vincent DeRosa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

23
11 18
Richard Watkins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

24
13 21
Will Sanders is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

25
13 21
David Pyatt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

26
33 50
Philip Myers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

27
10 17
Valery Polekh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

28
7 13
Wilhelm Lanzky-Otto is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

29
9 16
Pip Eastop is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

30
7 14
Timothy Brown is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

31
9 17
David Ohanian is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical

32
6 13
Aubrey Brain is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

33
8 16
Georg Kopprasch is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary; ballet

34
5 12
Anton Joseph Hampel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; Baroque; ballet

35
7 16
Lin Jiang is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary; modern

36
7 17
Eugene Rittich is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

37
5 14
Heinrich Hübler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

38
3 11
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39
3 11
Hermann Neuling is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

40
4 13
Martin Owen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

41
9 21
Douglas Hill is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

42
7 18
David Cripps is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

43
8 21
William Purvis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

44
6 18
Richard Bissill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

45
5 18
Max Hess is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary; new world

46
9 25
Jeff Nelsen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary

47
0 4
Carlos Cubero is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
CarlosCubero added Carlos Cubero

48
4 16
James Michael Thompson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary; Indie; new world

49
4 16
John MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical

50
3 14
Geoff Collinson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Horn Players of All Time
Classical; contemporary